Replacement Lonestar Classic tubes?

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Bottle Rocket
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Replacement Lonestar Classic tubes?

Post by Smokieboy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:46 am

I'm looking to replace the tubes in a Lonestar Classic 50/100 112 combo. It has Mesa EL34's but I want to go 6L6's.
I play Classic rock & Blues.
Any suggestions

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Re: Replacement Lonestar Classic tubes?

Post by J.J » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:51 am

If the cost doesn't scare you off, the SED winged C (=C=) tubes are great. I replaced the Mesa STR440 chinese tubes in my Electra Dyne and am very happy.

I play mostly Blues and Rock.

You can expect crytal clear tone from the =C= tubes. The harmonics are great. On the gain side, they are less gritty with better definition and carry your guitars tone better.

There are also plenty of other great tubes to choose from, but the =C= seem to get the most votes around here.

For your preamp a Tung sol 12ax7 RI in V1 should also be a good improvement.
Triple Crown 50 combo
Electra Dyne and Royal Atlantic heads
Express 5:25 1x12 combo
JCM800 2203
Deluxe reverb reissue
Traditional 2x12, 4x10 and 23" 1x12 cabs.

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